Emergencies preparedness, response

Poliomyelitis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo - update

21 August 2007

As of 14 August 2007, one new case of polio was reported from Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bringing the total number of cases in the country this year to 27. The most recent onset of paralysis was 22 June 2007.

The last supplementary immunization activities (SIA's) in this area was on 25 July; the next is scheduled to start 6 September.

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